About Us

Our History

The funeral home started in the 1880’s by Claus Salomon. It changed ownership around the turn of the century but continued in operation under the ownership of J.N Schnoor. The location of operation changed when J.N. Schnoor built the original and existing building on the corner of Broadway and 15th St. just a block and a half east of where it began. That building still stands with modifications and additions that began in 1936 when Walter A. Huebner purchased the funeral home from his employer J.N. Schnoor. Previously, three generations of Huebner’s had been funeral directors at the funeral home before the retirement of  Walter R. “Butch” Huebner and Dennis Huebner.  Michael Hoy purchased the funeral home in August of 2020 and he and his staff are continuing to serve the Denison community and surrounding towns of Crawford County with a tradition of honesty, integrity and dignity.

Our Team

Mike Hoy

Funeral Director & Embalmer

My career in funeral service began when I was fourteen years old. I began working for a family owned funeral home in Council Bluffs in the spring of 1992.

Danielle Sondag, Huebner Funeral Home

Danielle Sondag Mikels

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Danielle Sondag Mikels found her interest in funeral service at a young age. She started working at a funeral home at the age of 15; helping with evening visitations and weekend services.

Katie L. Fitzsimmons

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Katie Fitzsimmons is a first-generation funeral director and a native of Guthrie Center, Iowa. She attended Guthrie Center High School and graduated with the class of 2011. 

Burke Johnson

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Burke Johnson has been licensed in Iowa since 1997.  He and his wife Boni have three sons, Jackson, Nathan, and Ryan. 

Tina Bartelson

Pre-Arrangement Consultant

Tina Bartelson resides outside Irwin with her husband and their three children. 

Kim Ahart

Office Manager

Austin Schechinger

Maintenance Manager/Funeral Assistant

Gorden Petersen

Funeral Assistant

Kathy Kraus

Funeral Assistant

Ron Lechtenberg

Funeral Assistant

Dennis Gierstorf

Funeral Assistant

Jim Quandt

Funeral Assistant

Virgil Johnson

Funeral Assistant

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